Atrial Fibrillation

Commit to reducing stroke

Commit to reducing stroke

The most common type of arrhythmia, AFib increases stroke risk by five-fold and disproportionately impacts older Americans, with close to half of all atrial fibrillation-associated strokes occurring in patients ages 75 and older.

Ask the care expert ... about INRs

Ask the care expert ... about INRs

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We have quite a few residents on INRs (with a diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation) that we cannot regulate as hard as we try. Do you have any suggestions we should look at?

Statins could lower atrial fibrillation risk in seniors with hypertension, research suggests

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Cholesterol lowering medications known as statins might help prevent new-onset atrial fibrillation in elderly adults with hypertension, a new study reports.

Study: Atrial fibrillation associated with higher risk of dementia

Atrial fibrillation, the most common source of irregular heartbeat, is linked to an increased risk of dementia, researchers from Group Health Research Institute found. In looking only at study participants with atrial fibrillation over a seven-year period, they said individuals had a 40% to 50% higher risk of developing some form of dementia, including Alzheimer's, compared to those without atrial fibrillation.